UK: Austrian timber construction firm Weihag has installed glued laminated timber panels which in combination with 31 tonnes of 45 m long steel beams will form a ‘landmark’ roof for Abbey Wood station. This is being rebuilt for its future role as the southeastern terminus of London’s Elizabeth Line.
Network Rail began work to rebuild the station in 2013. Track renewals are now complete, the 1 500 m2 concourse built, and the current focus is on installing the zinc roof covering. Completion of the building is planned for autumn 2017, ahead of the start of Elizabeth Line services to the station in December 2018.
‘After so many years designing the new station and preparing for the work, it's fantastic to see this new, elegant timber roof taking shape’, said Matthew White, Surface Director at Crossrail Ltd. ‘The arrival of the Elizabeth Line represents a once in a generation opportunity to transform Abbey Wood, helping to create jobs and attract business and investment to the local area.’